Prius

Drafting drafting drafting.  Aren’t we always editing and fixing? Did you know that one of the greatest contemporary female poets, Sharon Olds, published a whole collection about her divorce, the adultery committed by her husband, the subsequent landslide of devastation, and ultimately healing.  Did you know her collection won dozens of awards, including the biggest … More Prius

Conservative Values Will Make Our Country Great Again

Over tacos and burgers, I told my friend I would do better.  I’m always trying to do better. But in the face of this election season, a voice buried by years was triggered to jab, punch, react.  This voice of mine has been stunted for awhile.  I know the reasons why.  I’m learning.  I’m riding a … More Conservative Values Will Make Our Country Great Again

What Two Years Does

Two years ago today, a bunch of us stood in a window-lined waiting room far above November-dirty, Seattle streets.  Rain smashed the glass. It was cold and she was dying. That was all most of us knew. We had woken up that morning regular people.  That evening, we practiced in our minds how to stand up … More What Two Years Does

When You F*@k Up and Decide It’s Something Different

Acceptance.  This word has been orbiting my life for many years.  In the last two, especially, acceptance has been like a comet, passing through so close I have to stop and notice. Forty years, compressed, goes something like this:  Before I was 20, I moved out of my small hometown.  Within three years, I married … More When You F*@k Up and Decide It’s Something Different